About the Titanic in the Book, A Night to Remem ber by Walter Lord

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The nonfiction novel, "A Night To Remember" by Walter Lord is about the well known disaster of the luxury cruise ship, the "Titanic". This story takes place on the ship and on its many decks while sailing along the Atlantic Ocean. Walter Lord wrote this book in 1955, but the famous collision occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. In this novel the author, Walter Lord wants to show what happened at every moment on the colossal cruse liner. The novel does not only have one main character, but rather all characters hold the same importance in the story. It was on April 14, 1912, at 2:00 P.M., when the Titanic left Queenstown for New York on her Maiden Voyage carrying 1316 passengers and 891 crew members. In the beginning, all was calm…show more content…
The nonfiction novel, "A Night To Remember" by Walter Lord is about the well known disaster of the luxury cruise ship, the "Titanic". This story takes place on the ship and on its many decks while sailing along the Atlantic Ocean. Walter Lord wrote this book in 1955, but the famous collision occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40 P.M. In this novel the author, Walter Lord wants to show what happened at every moment on the colossal cruse liner. The novel does not only have one main character, but rather all characters hold the same importance in the story. It was on April 14, 1912, at 2:00 P.M., when the Titanic left Queenstown for New York on her Maiden Voyage carrying 1316 passengers and 891 crew members. In the beginning, all was calm cruising along the Atlantic at 221/2 knots and the ocean looked like glass. At one point, the watchman in the crows nest accounts for seeing an iceberg, but since the ship was unsinkable, he felt that there was no need to sound an alarm. Some passengers were playing cards, while others were looking out at the night sky or listening to the band play. Other passengers appeared to have retired for the night. At around 11:40 that night some, people heard a grinding noise that seemed to be coming from the inside of the ship. All but a few cared about it - if they even heard it. The ship's reputation would hold up to some grinding noise any day. After a while the word got around that they had stuck an iceberg. Surprisingly no one cared and everyone

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